Set against previous stages of minority protection under international law, this book discusses the role of courts and court-like bodies – particularly in the Americas, Africa and Europe – in articulating and accommodating the interests and needs of ethno-cultural minority groups as part of the human rights discourse. Conceptually, it exposes different moments of intervention by such bodies involving the recognition of group existence or identity, the adjustment of human rights norms to accommodate the group’s perspectives, the establishment of processes designed to address the complexities resulting from competing claims, and the expansion of procedural avenues within litigation. The result is a fresh comparative – practical and theoretical – perspective on international jurisprudence as an emerging distinctive component in the complex history of the field.
Minority Groups and Judicial Discourse in International Law
Ping Xiong, University of South Australia
This book analyses the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the right to health and relevant human rights norms by using the tools of treaty interpretation of public international law.
Edited by Manisuli Ssenyonjo
All key matters on human rights in Africa since the adoption of the African Charter in 1981 are impressively considered in the chapters of the present book. There are twenty one chapters on key human rights issues and themes in Africa, written by highly qualified human rights authors actively ...
Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Michael K. Addo
Ida Elisabeth Koch
The book analyses the legal nation of human rights as indivisible, interrelated and interdependent rights by analysing case law from the European Court of Human Rights. The book concludes that the nation of human rights as indivisible right as a legal content and that aspects of several ...
Edited by Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir and Gerard Quinn
This collection of essays examines the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities from the global, European and Scandinavian perspectives and the challenge of transposing its provisions into national law. It marks the coming of age of disabilty as a core human rights ...
By analysing the European Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudence and philosophical debates on personal autonomy, identity and integrity, the book offers a critical analysis of the possibility of different versions of personal freedom emerging in the case law which may restrict rather than enhance ...
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